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34 Jon Lester SP

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%67%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
175.212-804.4617360
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016CHC1952.4432322000202.2154575521652197
2017CHC1284.4631311000175.21751018726460173

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Tames Cards at Busch Stadium
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (12-8) allowed a single run on five hits and two walks while striking out four batters through six innings to pick up the win against St. Louis on Monday.

The veteran lefty entered Monday's divisional tilt with an underwhelming 5.91 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 5.9 K/9 through four September starts, so this was an impressive rebound. Lester's 4.20 FIP is his highest mark since the 2007 season, and this has been a disappointing fantasy campaign. However, with Chicago close to clinching a playoff berth, Lester and the Cubs have larger goals in sight. He projects to face Cincinnati at Wrigley Field for his final start of the regular season, but there's a risk that the veteran lefty could be skipped if Chicago clinches its postseason berth in the meantime.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Struggles in loss to Rays
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (11-8) allowed seven runs on eight hits and three walks without striking out a batter through 4.1 innings to take the loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Lester had won his previous three games, so it was discouraging to see him struggle in what projected to be a favorable matchup. His seven earned runs allowed were a season high, and he now sports an underwhelming 4.52 ERA and 1.34 WHIP for the campaign. The veteran lefty lines up for a road start against St. Louis and a home start against Cincinnati to finish the season, but it's worth noting that the Cubs could opt to rest Lester is a playoff spot is secured.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Start moved to Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester will start Wednesday's game against the Rays, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

Lester had been scheduled to start Tuesday's outing, but the Cubs will push him back a day and send Mike Montgomery to the mound in his place Tuesday. Lester will look to carry his recent momentum into Wednesday's outing, as he's won each of his last two starts, allowing just three runs between said games (12 innings).

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Tosses quality start in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (11-7) went six innings against the Mets on Wednesday, striking out five while allowing two runs on six hits and four walks en route to a 17-5 victory.

He's now tossed a pair of quality starts in a row on the heels of two ugly outings in which he gave up a total of 13 runs over 6.2 innings. It's certainly been an uneven season for the veteran lefty, whose 4.30 ERA and 1.31 WHIP are both five-year worsts, but Lester's still carrying a strong strikeout rate and pitching for a good team, buoying his fantasy value. He'll make his next start Tuesday in Tampa Bay.

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Cubs' Jon Lester: Earns second consecutive win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lester (10-7) allowed a single run on five hits and four walks while striking out five batters through six innings during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.

The veteran lefty struggled through four August starts (7.85 ERA) before being placed on the disabled list with a shoulder ailment. However, he's now won consecutive starts and appears to be rounding into better form heading into the final weeks of the season. Lester projects to make his next start against the Mets at Wrigley Field.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs St. Louis 30.221 2.9301134
vs LHB 43.200 3.710555
vs RHB 132.000 4.70055118
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/12@ARI0106.07329
8/17CIN0001.27710
9/2ATL1005.08414
9/7@PIT1006.05145
9/13NYM1006.06245
9/20@TB0104.18730
9/25@STL1006.05124
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24
@Mil
W5-0
25
@StL
W10-2
26
@StL
8:15 pm
27
@StL
7:08 pm
28
@StL
7:15 pm
29
Cin
2:20 pm
30
Cin
4:05 pm
1
Cin
3:20 pm
2
3
4
5
6
7
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
8

38

3

-2

36

3

19

28

11

1

29

41

17

-18

0
62

26

21

8

-10

0
11

20

18

-11

22

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006BOS72 4.7615150000 81.1914343754360
2007BOS40 4.5712110000 63.06133321013150
2008BOS166 3.2133332200 210.12027875141066152
2009BOS158 3.4132322000 203.1186807720364225
2010BOS199 3.2532322000 208.01678175141083225
2011BOS159 3.4731310000 191.21667774201175182
2012BOS914 4.8233333000 205.121611711025468166
2013BOS158 3.7533331100 213.1209948919767177
2014BOS-OAK1611 2.4632321100 219.2194766016548220
2015CHC1112 3.3432321000 205.0183837616747207
2016CHC195 2.4432322000 202.2154575521652197
2017CHC128 4.4631311000 175.21751018726460173
Total 15892 3.52348347154002179.12004920853208737042034
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2006BOS15400000300 .000 .000 .000
2007BOS12000000000 --- --- ---
2008BOS33500000200 .000 .000 .000
2009BOS32300000200 .000 .000 .000
2010BOS32300011200 .200 .000 .000
2011BOS31500000300 .000 .000 .000
2012BOS33500000300 .000 .000 .000
2013BOS33600000400 .000 .000 .000
2014BOS-OAK32500000300 .000 .000 .000
2015CHC3262640033000 .108 .065 .065
2016CHC3359360661800 .185 .153 .102
2017CHC3152581642510 .211 .269 .154
Total 3492091418113149510 .142 .129 .086
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2006BOSP151511011001.000
2007BOSP1211116410 .909
2008BOSP333342192123 .952
2009BOSP32323372421 .939
2010BOSP32324353532 .930
2011BOSP31312991912 .966
2012BOSP333337142123 .946
2013BOSP333332121821 .938
2014BOS-OAKP32322681621 .923
2015CHCP323230101731 .900
2016CHCP3232351817011.000
2017CHCP3131371423011.000
Total  3483473661222261816 .951
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2006BOS18286 1.0596605 .294367 15.4 .4340
2007BOS05181 0.6742101 .257275 13.3 .4140
2008BOS1247197 1.3985313 .256874 11.9 .3680
2009BOS0209156 1.43196606 .242843 11.2 .3660
2010BOS0235141 1.82227606 .220861 11.3 .3250
2011BOS0211154 1.491412404 .234799 11.8 .3740
2012BOS2250172 1.61133006 .273876 12.6 .4420
2013BOS0220223 1.08124105 .253903 11.9 .3890
2014BOS-OAK0198220 1.00165103 .236885 10.1 .3540
2015CHC0217166 1.394411208 .240828 10.4 .3730
2016CHC0200187 1.152813104 .211796 9.4 .3340
2017CHC3183150 1.311911403 .260745 12.2 .4340
Total 723031933 1.292088535154 .2459052 11.5 .3790
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007BOS10 1.93310000 9.16221048
2008BOS12 2.36440000 26.2249730526
2009BOS01 4.50110000 6.04331045
2013BOS41 1.56550000 34.2256632829
2014OAK00 7.36110000 7.18660025
2015CHC02 4.50220000 14.0137730214
2016CHC31 2.02650000 35.2279831630
Total 97 2.6322190000 133.2107423914331117
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 R-Red Sox01 13.5011000 0.25610011
2003 A-Augusta69 3.652421000106.01025443784471
2004 R-Red Sox00 0.0011000 1.00000021
2004 A-Sarasota76 4.282120000 90.1824643233797
2005 AA-Portland116 2.612626310148.1114524310457163
2006AAA-Pawtucket34 2.701111000 46.2431714502543
2007 AA-Portland10 1.5011000 6.05110044
2007 A-Greenville00 2.0833000 13.0113320215
2007AAA-Pawtucket45 3.891414200 71.2673231433151
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/240
Birthdate:
1/7/1984
Age:
33
Hometown:
Tacoma, WA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2016: NL LCS MVP